A lawsuit claims caffeine in women’s underwear does not get rid of cellulite.
The class-action suit roasts Maidenform Brands Inc., which manufactures “shapewear” for women seeking to tame their curves with a fabric that has tiny caffeine capsules embedded in it “to promote fat destruction,” according to the complaint filed in Brooklyn Federal
New Yorkers Christine Caramore and Michelle Martin said they bought shapewear and did not get the advertised results. A call to Maidenform was not returned.
ver since my very first period, I’ve preferred to use pads over tampons. So when I first started noticing the controversial ads for Thinx plastered all over New York City’s subway system, I felt a surge of hope for my tampon-free lifestyle. “Underwear for women with
periods.” Oh hey, that’s me. But, I wondered: Are they just… stylish diapers? Will I feel like a 19th century woman on the rag? Feeling skeptically optimistic, I decided to put this promising-sounding product to the test.
It turns out suit underwear come in six styles, each with a level of absorbency measured in tampons (seriously): from hiphuggers (“two tampons’ worth of fluid”) to a thong (half a tampon’s worth). But there is one key point that must be made clear: Thinx doesn’t
claim to replace your feminine hygiene product of choice. The company’s site explains that their super-wicking undies are meant to serve as a backup, although depending on your flow, you may choose to rely solely on Thinx — which is what I bravely attempted to do for 48
Considering they’re the first item of clothing you slip into every day of your life, underpants are probably the last item in their wardrobes guys put time into researching. However, it’s worth doing so – getting the right pair of underpants in your armoury not
only means you feel better all day long, but also means your clothes will hang better too.
The thing that’s most important when you’re buying pants is to be honest with yourself. This is the layer that sits closest to your skin, so if your underwear doesn’t feel good or doesn’t support you enough, then it’s time to edit.
There are also clear signs that you might be wearing the wrong size altogether. If the leg bands are digging into your thighs, you’re probably wearing a size too small. If your waistband keeps slipping underneath your trousers every time you bend over, you are either
wearing a size too big or the elastic has totally gone (and it’s time to have a throw-out).
The newest style on this list, trunks are a shorter version of the boxer-brief that has grown in popularity with the rise of super-skinny trouser styles over the past five years or so. When it comes to length, these tend to sit from the mid- to upper-thigh. Some may
come with a keyhole fly, but usually this style is flat-fronted – and sometimes includes an extra pouch of fabric at the front for added support and… enhancement.
As this style fits more flush to the skin than boxer-briefs, often with a higher proportion of stretch within the fabric, this style is best worn by guys who are slimmer of thigh – anyone with larger thighs might find that the pant legs will ride up when you walk.
Another advantage for guys with slimmer legs is that their tight fit means suit underwear will not leave a bunch of excess fabric around your thighs, thus making them appear thinner than they are. Look out for a pair that bisects your thigh at its widest point as this will
emphasise that width and make your legs look more muscular.
This style also usually has a lower waistline than its boxer-brief counterpart, meaning that they sit lower on the hips. Especially good if you’ve been putting in the hours on that eight-pack.